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You found a planet!: Robert Simpson crowdsources scientific research and accelerates discovery at Zooniverse

You found a planet!: Robert Simpson crowdsources scientific research and accelerates discovery at Zooniverse

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  Scientific research is generating far more data than the average researcher can get through. Meanwhile, modern computing has yet to catch up with the superior discernment of the human eye. The solution? Enlist the help of citizen scientists. British astronomer and web developer Robert Simpson is part of the online platform Zooniverse, which lets more than one []

The changing face of exploration

The changing face of exploration

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To explore is human. It’s as basic as cooking and bathing, and as essential as song and dance. It’s not something that needs a lengthy explanation — whether you’re 3 or 103, it’s the tingly feeling you get in the bottom of your stomach when you venture into unknown terrain. Across ages and cultures, there []

TED Weekends imagines a crowdsourced future

TED Weekends imagines a crowdsourced future

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Most choirs require their members to have a great voice, enjoy wearing a robe and be available for rehearsals in the same location. This is not the case for composer Eric Whitacre. In his classic talk from TED2011, Whitacre explains how he came to lead a chorus of more than 2,000 singers located all around []